An interesting objection by retired federal agent Stephen Coffman to Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration was cited by Debbie Schlussel back in 2008: Obama could not have registered for the draft in Hawaii because he was attending classes at Occidental College at the time:
On the previous FOIA response, they stated that it was filed on September 4, 1980. In my second request I mentioned that Obama could not have filed it in Hawaii on September 4, 1980 as he was attending Occidental College in California, the classes of which commenced August 24, 1980.
That’s certainly a serious objection—if it were true. Obot research has obtained documents previously unavailable on the Internet showing that Fall Term activities at Occidental College actually started on September 21, 1980, not August 24.
I do not know where Mr. Coffman got his August 24 date from. Perhaps he got it from a class schedule for later years. Indeed it would have been incredibly difficult for retired federal agent Coffman to have found out the exact dates from 1980; he would have had to contact the registrar and ask, and that would have risked him being proven wrong. On the other hand Coffman may have learned better, because this objection did not appear in his 2013 affidavit for Orly Taitz.
This is a great example of how birther claims fall apart under scrutiny.
H/t to RC for the information.